MTN expands its fibre broadband roll-out in Cape Town

MTN has expanded its FTTH footprint to the Western Cape, and trenching has already commenced in the suburbs of Fresnaye and Bakoven.

The operator is preparing to connect around 1,000 (561 in Fresnaye and 373 in Bakoven) homes with the FTTH network before the end of 2015.

Bakoven’s project commencement date was 18 June, and Fresnaye’s was 1 July 2015.

This follows the roll-out of MTN FTTH to a number of suburbs around Johannesburg, including Monaghan Farm, Lonehill, Parkmore, and surrounding suburbs.

The company said about 4km and 3.8km of trenching has been completed in both Fresnaye and Bakoven respectively.

The network will be capable of delivering speeds of up to 100Mbps, and will be available on an open access basis.

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